Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Progress this week

The eveings so far this week have been spent working on the binding for the dog quilt. I have to take the finished quilt with me to work on Friday and I have 1 evening and 1 long side left of binding. I think I can get it done! And I have plenty of TV shows to watch so the night should go relatively fast! Wish me luck! I think it is turning out so cute!

I also finished a couple of blocks tonight to mail tomorrow to international locations. I will finish the rest of the blocks and send them off on Saturday. The blocks are for the Tran-Quilt-ity yahoo group's first swap! Our theme for the swap was Favorite Block/Thing. Of course, I had to use my favorite novelty fabric - the dogs - and constrasting color - the pink - to make an Ohio star block! It also has my favorite piecing technique - triangles!

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Tonight was the last Beginner Knitting class and we actually had the shop owner, Christina, with us tonight. Linda and the other student and her granddaughter were just a joy to be in class with. The other student, also a Linda, mentioned how she was going to miss us having class together and knitting. We have plans to take the sock class in January! And because we wanted to learn socks, Christina had us get very soft and thin yarn and double sided needles to practice the technique we would need for the socks so we both started baby caps. All I can say is that using 3 needles at the same time is AWKWARD!! But after a couple of rounds, we acclimated and were sailing through until it was time to leave.

And I leave you with the beginnings of another dishcloth. It's from a pattern that I got at the last class and there is 14 rows done so far. It is a very neat pattern and I had to learn 2 new stitches for it which I did Monday! And the yarn is just yummy! I love the soft colors and how the changes are grouped together in the rows. I hope that this continues! I think that Knitting and I are getting along FABULOUSLY!!

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Watch out sock patterns.... Here I come! LOl

11 comments:

Zarina said...

That is a beautiful piece of knitting. I love working with variegate yarns and planning to dye some for my own socks. Using the double point ends are ackward but you will get use to it. I am also falling in love with knitting too.

Michelle said...

Your block looks great, and so does your knitting. Wow! You are really enjoying this way more than you expected. That is GREAT!!!

Have a wonderful day.
be blessed,
Michelle

Kristie said...

Your knitting looks very good! I like your doggy blocks too! Very cute!
Kristie

Ted and Donna said...

Hm, the comment above is for Viagra. I didn't know you needed that to knit. Whatever!

What I wanted to say was I tried to knit and got the yarn on the other needle so tight I couldn't get it off! Maybe I was a bit tense back then. Anyway, your talent is showing in both the quilting and knitting. I think you can do anything you set your mind to. What a wonderful thing.

Love, Aunt Donna

Gina said...

love the block. Can't wait until I get my blocks.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Gina said...

love the block. Can't wait until I get my blocks.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Regina said...

Wonderful!!! Love the block!!! And that yarn is gorgeous!!

Infinity Quilter said...

That yarn is yummy. I can see myself getting frustrated with double point needles so I'm going to try making socks with circular needles instead. Can't wait to see the finished dish cloth.

Lori said...

Luv the doggie fabric ! Where did you get it? I need some!!!

Jennifer said...

Great blocks and I love the new yarn! You'll be knitting sweaters before too long...they'll be cute on Max and Maisy!

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Love your block and glad you enjoy knitting I think for now I am still intimidated and I will stick to the projects on my to do list